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WORKSHOPS

#Creativity #Collaboration #Change

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The World Economic Forum has identified creative & critical thinking, cognitive flexibility, collaborative teamwork and a capacity for problem solving and innovation as five of the Top 10 critical skills for 21st century leaders, teams and professionals. IBM has also named creative thinking as the critical leadership skill for the 21st Century and even business celebrities like Mark Cuban (in this Bloomberg TV interview in 2018) cite a capacity for creative thinking as the last competitive advantage human beings possess as the world navigates automation, robotics and AI!

You might be thinking, "but isn't creativity a talent? Can it be taught? And if so, why didn't they teach it in school?" Great questions!

Kieran’s workshops and masterclasses are designed precisely to develop these skills in your team, to help you rethink the way you think, understand your default thinking patterns (and their inherent cognitive biases) and to build an organisational culture that is more resilient, opportunity focused and change positive.

She has transformed leaders and teams all around the world, helping technically brilliant people awaken their creative intelligence and driving innovation, building greater teamwork, facilitating intrapreneurship and sharing a set of tools and techniques that increase complex problem solving skills and mental agility.

Creativity

Creative Problem Solving & Design Thinking

Psychologists estimate we make between 3000-5000 decisions a day. Kieran however, believes we make far fewer as most of our decisions are made by default and are largely driven by our heuristic brains.

If we're going to be more innovative, to be solution focused with our customers and clients and to bring more mental firepower to the party, we need to Re:think the way we think and upgrade our mental software.

In this workshop, you will:

Learn how to think in questions not statements

• Start to generate answers not just “the answer”

Expand your cognitive bandwidth through opportunity mining

Discover effective techniques to solve complicated problem

Innovate on purpose: consistently, congruently & deliberately

Collaboration

Teamwork & Team Design

Its often said that none of us is as smart as all of us, but this is far more than a trite motivational cliché, it's origins lie in research by behavioural scientist at MIT. It turns out, not only does collaboration make for a more engaging workplace, it makes us collectively smarter too.

However, collaboration doesn't just happen, nor do all teams possess the kind of cognitive diversity that makes collaboration effective and robust.

In this workshop, you will:

Raise your Collaborative Intelligence (We-Q)

Learn how to design teams for cognitive diversity & constructive "conflict"

Incorporate a process for sharing ideas early & rough (Wet Paint™)

Establish a culture of shared ownership 

Understand the “language of teams” by learning Default Thinking Frames™

Change

Change by Design not Default

In order to make positive change, we must also make the change itself a positive experience. One of the reasons strategic change and planning days fail is that they generate ideas around what and why, but pay little attention to implementation - the how!

Kieran facilitates Strategic planning and issue hacking days with a view to not only increasing the quality of the ideas generated but also on driving Change by Design - in other words, designing a process for change that has a bias towards success and away from failure.

In this workshop, you will:

Use “Risk Prototyping” as a method for driving innovation

Create a Change Positive Strategic Plan

Identify the gaps in your SWOT analysis

Iterate multiple ‘futures’ to test strategic opportunities & risks

Develop resilience as a creative skill using the 6 R's of Resilience™

Book Kieran to run a workshop with your team

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Testimonials

Kieran is this generation's Edward De Bono.

THOUGHT LEADERS GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA

An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems.

UNITED NATIONS, SINGAPORE

Kieran facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment.

BAYER, AUSTRALIA

I learned a huge amount and the team feedback has been incredibly positive. 

CA TECHNOLOGIES, ASIA PACIFIC

We've had amazing feedback - Very grateful!

XERO, AUSTRALIA

Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA

Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job.

iMEDIA, USA

Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conferece from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice.

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA

Delegates were literally buzzing through the hours of workshops that followed and we were able to achieve the directions we required to take us forward.

TOURISM & EVENTS QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Kieran’s presentation was a breath of fresh air. She is a ball of energy, totally engaging, brilliant use of humor, super visuals and great delivery, but above all she was totally on message with great content. They loved her.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIA

Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more.

NAVITAS, MALAYSIA

Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. it's great to work with stage professionals who deliver.

NSA, AUSTRALIA

Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you.

DELOITTE, AUSTRALIA

In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!

SWB, AUSTRALIA

Speaking enquires contact Nicola

+61 (0)437 820 989

speaking@theimpossibleinstitute.com

All other enquiries contact Kerryanne

+61 (0)2 9651 5384

info@theimpossibleinstitute.com

PO Box 226

Broadway NSW 2007

Australia

© 2018 Kieran Flanagan